“My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music

Cody and Sierra decided that they wanted to do a song from the much loved and well known musical “The Sound of Music.” Checkout our version of “My Favorite Things” which happens to be one of the Singing Dogs favorite songs.

My Favorite Things

Let us know if you liked this version of My Favorite Things below.  The Singing Dogs love to hear feedback and comments from fans! 🙂

I personally think our version is pretty good but I still manage to laugh (yeah… mess-up) when I am playing since having two dogs sing along to your saxophone playing is pretty entertaining even if you are used to it.  I just hope Julie Andrews likes this version since she is best known for singing My Favorite Things and playing the part of Maria.

I don’t think we will be invited to be on any future productions of The Sound of Music but it still is fun to post videos of the dogs ‘talent.’  Some of you probably watched the NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music on TV a couple days ago.  Sierra actually wanted to try out for Liesl, the oldest daughter in the Von Trapp family, but I wasn’t so sure that the producers of the show would let a singing dog on a live national TV musical production.  Although that would be really cool.  Also I don’t recall there being any roles for dogs in the Sound of Music.  Perhaps Sierra could be in a production of Annie since there is a dog in that musical.

Anyway, if you saw the Sound of Music Live on TV with Carrie Underwood, what did you think of it?  Did you enjoy it or not like it?  Also, let us know what your favorite things are?  Do you have any favorite songs?  We’d be happy to know.

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Cody and Sierra on “Anderson” with Anderson Cooper

This was posted on Adam’s Auto Advice on December 27, 2011 but I thought I should share it here. 

Yesterday Sierra, Cody, my Mom and I appeared on Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show, Anderson, on national TV! It was quite amazing to see ourselves on TV with Anderson Cooper. It was sort of surreal, “Was that real?”

Then I flashed back to when we actually went up to New York City for the taping and remembered talking with Anderson Cooper. That was real!

When you see yourself on national TV though, you realize a lot of people will see this! My immediate thoughts when I saw myself on TV were, “Is that really me?” You tend to have an outer image of what you think you look like. When you see a picture of yourself you are not crazy about you rationalize, “Oh well, nobody will see this!”

I was pleased with how the whole segment turned out. You are kind of afraid that maybe you did something odd or stupid, and did not realize it. Then it will be shown on TV! I thought my playing was good, and Sierra’s singing was wonderful. It looked like Cody was going to sing, but I guess he wasn’t in the mood. He had such a stoic and proud look when Sierra was singing. He’s got a great voice as well, but maybe he just wanted Sierra to have the spotlight.

At least I was happy I able to keep my composure. I was also happy that the dogs behaved and that they looked very nice on TV. The baths definitely helped!

When the segment aired Cody watched intently like he usually does when dogs are on TV. However, this time he was watching himself. Sierra did something pretty hilarious. When she heard herself on TV, she vocalized softly while lying down on the bed through the entire song. It was great!

If you missed the Anderson segment yesterday, don’t worry. It has already been posted on the Anderson website. Click here, to watch it. The segment did not show our full Auld Lang Syne video. Check out the SingingDogsRock Youtube Channel for additional videos.

In Baltimore it was on NBC at 2pm, but other people told me it was on Fox and CBS. People also wrote emails saying the show aired at 9am and 10am in some parts of the country. I don’t know how TV works these days!

I hope this leads to more opportunities for us. I have consulted with Sierra and Cody and they would like to use their musical gifts to help animals in need.

Please visit National English Shepherd Rescue (NESR), if you want to learn more about English Shepherds. Maybe you would even like to adopt one to love and cherish.

 

Central Park, after taping Anderson

 

Cody and Sierra Kissing Anderson Cooper

Here is a picture of Cody and Sierra kissing Anderson Cooper.  It might be blurry but hopefully you can tell that it is him.  The dogs really liked Anderson and he is very good with dogs!

Cody and Sierra kissing Anderson Cooper